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Apollo 13

1962 Apollo GT

A very American failure

Proving it wasn’t just the British who could design and build a beautiful car in the ’60s, wow audiences with it, and then quietly go bust a few years later, California’s Apollo Motor Company came up with this, the Apollo GT.

Powered by a 3.5L Buick V8 and with a sleek American-made body it should have been a success. But sadly, as is often the way, the skill of car designing is not always matched by business acumen. Apollo lasted just 3 years, with production totaling 88 units. Tim Inman aka Rabidnovaracer reproduces the coupe in LEGO to make it 89.